Moving and other FAQ's
And so I turn on my comforting and cooling oscillating fan to the highest setting, grab the second peice of toast and keep writing.
We have had many inquiries, with each announcement of the subsequent pregnancy, along the lines of "so, I guess you'll be moving". It's a normal, American assumption to make. Completely and utterly understandable.
More children = the need for more space.
This is the way we all think, and it makes sense. For us, however, we have not felt the urgency to move. God has lead our family down our path so perfectly, and so knowingly, that we are neither worried or frantically fumbling to find provisions that He has already provided to us.
I'm not saying that we aren't open to moving. We are. But we are also open to staying.
Thoughts of homes in most parts of the world come to mind often, whenever the pressure to move seems heightened:
We have it made in the shade!!!!
Our children are loved and well cared for...there is food on our table..we have health insurance with great doctors readily available to us...our grocery stores are plentiful, each with thousands of choices stocked 10 or more items deep...clean drinking water...water enough for baths every night if we so desired...beds to sleep in...a sturdy roof over our head...electricity...vaccinations..
You get my point.
I am just so incredibly thankful for what we have been given, and for the neighbors who have enriched my life on the street in which we live. And while more space would be nice, it is not absolutely neccessary.
God will continue to provide what we need when we need it. We've repeatedly witnessed this truth in our lives in extremely specific way's.
It really is that simple. I,with my control and command "issues", am the one who can sometimes make it complicated.
And so my answer to the ever increasing questions of if/when/where we are moving is: We'll see. We haven't received "the nod" yet. If and when we do, we will follow! In either case, it is in our best interest to seek out gratitude and contentment...big or small, a house is a house...but a home is an shelter that is constructed by the love between the people who live within it. That is what really matters. Just ask Jon and Kate.
PS. Another frequently asked question is: Are you finding out the genders of the twins?
The answer is: No, we do not plan to. I know it drives all of the "planners" in my life absolutely crazy and I can understand why. It's just that I love suprises, have rarely experienced any (not because I seek to reveal them...it just somehow happens!) and for my husband and I, these births have been such wonderful, suspenseful moments...like Christmas in July (or whatever month the birth occured!). Twins..and the various possibilities..to me, that's the ultimate surprise!
**One last side note...I recently privatized my blog, perhaps over-reacting just a hair (I know...moi? Over reacting?! Never!). Due to the various complaints (ha!), I have found ways to adjust security and am putting it back 'on the open market' so to speak. I will not be using proper names, etc, and would appreciate it if, when leaving a comment, you would refrain from using them too! Thanks a million, my friend, for putting up with this hormonal blogger!